Originally Posted by Slice of Life
Most schools would actually do that anyway.
No, students don't keep it, if a student is out for, say 9 months. The school politely asks if you would be willing to give it to another student in need of the scholarship.
In any case, no one able to play should keep their scholarship.
An injured athlete, as you have exemplified, would get help elsewhere.
When and if they recover, they can get the scholarship again.
No need to BS, this happened to a few of my old schoolmates with sports and academic scholarships. I watched them on the field and in the classroom. All impressive. Burnout is not a fun thing. Just glad they are still around.
They lost/"gave" away their scholarships to other needy students, and found other means to finish school later.
The mental recover was many years, while the physical recovery was months. Sure, they were not 100%, but they could still perform better than the average person in any form of athleticism. One of them is now teaching poor urban kids.